Today, May 10, 2022, Electronic Arts announced that starting in 2023, its new world-famous football game FIFA will continue under a new name: EA Sports FC. In recent months there was often talk of a hypothetical change of name due to the break between EA and FIFA. The official has arrived, with Electronic Arts thanking the partner for all the great successes by officially announcing the name change. The change will start next year, so FIFA 23 will be the last installment of the series with this brand.
EA Sports FC will continue to have over 300 individually licensed partners and give players access to more than 19,000 athletes across 700 teams in 100 stadiums and over 30 leagues worldwide. All players, leagues, and modes – including Volta and Ultimate Team – will remain available. Still, EA promises more commitment in several areas, including women’s football, which will receive new content starting in 2023.
“Our vision for EA Sports FC is to create the largest and most impactful football club globally, at the epicenter of football fandom,” said Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts. “For nearly 30 years, we have built the largest football community in the world – with hundreds of millions of players, thousands of partner athletes, and hundreds of leagues, federations, and teams. EA Sports FC will be the club for each of them and the fans. of football around the world. […] We are grateful for our many years of a great collaboration with FIFA. The future of global football is very bright, and the community worldwide has never been stronger. We have an incredible opportunity to put EA Sports FC at the center of this sport and bring even more innovative and authentic experiences to the ever-wider football audience “.